A cool, contemporary Sunbeam Studios wedding for Katy and Simon. Ombre pink hair, a Charlie Brear dress and a Sunday Roast feast for this unique and meaningful Jew-Ish celebration with neon pink details.
I’m so pleased to finally be featuring this fabulous modern wedding today that I planned last summer. Katy and Simon were a cool, contemporary couple and I love that this wedding reflects that in every detail. From the meaningful ‘Jew-Ish’ ceremony, to Katy’s amazing ombre pink hair to the roast dinner feast (despite it being August) and the first dance in trainers it was so great working with them as they put their personalities into every element of the day for their Sunbeam Studios wedding.
When you’ve been blogging about weddings and bridal gowns for as long as I have, when a new designer emerges that offers something beautiful, unique and new you just know they are going to be a huge success. Well, a few weeks ago, I was introduced to the work of Charlotte Simpson, a British bridal designer based in London and was lucky enough to meet with her and also view the beautiful show room near Marylebone to view the designs in person.
Her approach is incredibly refreshing – this is bridal in a whole new light. Blending contemporary and classic styles, Charlotte’s vision is to create a carefully crafted wardrobe for the modern woman that combines intricate embroidery with minimalist elegance – sophisticated yet understated.
Charlotte, who as an MA in Fashion Design and Technology has previously worked with Amanda Wakeley and Julien Macdonald, launched her own collection which concentrates on her unique signature style of ‘effortless elegance’. It’s that en pointe combination of contemporary and classic that I know will be hugely popular for the modern bride looking for craftsmanship paired with minimalist design.
Even from the images, the luxurious nature of the designs is tangible. The fabrics selected by Charlotte Simpson bridal are of the highest quality with silks, satins and wools sourced from all over the world, and combined with the unique textures and embroidery details these stunning embellishments manage to keep the styles modern and accessible.
Based in her Marylebone studio in London and in addition to her bridal collection, Charlotte Simpson also offers three unique services: made to measure dresses from the capsule collection, customised for combining elements and modifications of the collection together for a personalised dress and bespoke, for luxury without limits.
You can visit the website for further information or click here to book an appointment. I’m pretty sure you’re all be as fond as I am of this collection and of Charlotte’s signature effortless elegance style. It’s perfect for a London Bride.
Earlier this year I featured the 2012 collection from British bridal designer Sassi Holford. Sassi’s collections are always classically beautiful and timeless but this year the design team, led by Sassi Holford has now launched the So Sassi collection which is the ‘esprit brand’ and is for the younger, more fashion forward bride. Still all handmade in England, the dresses are for the bride wanting something a little more fashion led that won’t break the bank as prices range between £1,000-2,000.
The immediate modern touches such as high-low [or is that hi-lo – clearly I’m not down with the kids!] hemlines and bang on trend peplum make a cute statement whilst some of the other dresses feature tulle and lace for the more feminine modern bride. I love that these designs are fun and fresh, and I can imagine a killer pink lipstick wrist gloves or bright shoes working with these for a super girly look.
I think my particular favourite has to be the 3D floral embellished Bobbie [below] but I do also love the silouhette of the peplum detail Bianca also complete with cute as bow, love the back of this style!